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Downtown: Life Under the Gun [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Downtown: Life Under the Gun is an impressive introduction to New Orleans native August Alsina, a singer and songwriter who experienced enough hardships through his teenage years to sing the blues for a lifetime. As he looks back in the title track, "No one told me life would be this way." A former drug dealer who lived through his father and stepfather's crack addictions, as well as the shooting death of his brother, Alsina established himself through YouTube clips uploaded as far back as 2007. Even as a fresh-faced youngster covering Lyfe Jennings' "Hypothetically," his voice ached. Although he now has as much arrogance as anyone else on contemporary R&B radio, his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Downtown: Life Under the Gun is an impressive introduction to New Orleans native August Alsina, a singer and songwriter who experienced enough hardships through his teenage years to sing the blues for a lifetime. As he looks back in the title track, "No one told me life would be this way." A former drug dealer who lived through his father and stepfather's crack addictions, as well as the shooting death of his brother, Alsina established himself through YouTube clips uploaded as far back as 2007. Even as a fresh-faced youngster covering Lyfe Jennings' "Hypothetically," his voice ached. Although he now has as much arrogance as anyone else on contemporary R&B radio, his lingering pain remains, punctuated by a handful of between-song monologues that are all the more chilling for being expressed in a matter-of-fact tone. The gritty realism in ballads like "Hell on Earth" and "Nobody Knows" hints at future greatness. He's singing about his life, not romanticizing it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2013
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602537462896
  • Catalog Number: 001882502
  • Sales rank: 34,391

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hell On Earth (2:28)
  2. 2 Downtown (4:42)
  3. 3 Survival of the Fittest (3:38)
  4. 4 I Luv This Shit (4:27)
  5. 5 Let Me Hit That (3:48)
  6. 6 Ghetto - Rich Homie Quan (5:13)
  7. 7 Don't Forget About Me (3:56)
  8. 8 Nobody Knows (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
August Alsina Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Knucklehead Producer
Devin Johnson Engineer
Curren$y Composer
Tai Linzie Artwork, Photo Production
Kidd Kidd Composer
John McGee Producer
Kristen Yiengst Artwork, Photo Production
Dave Kutch Mastering
The Exclusives Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Andy Proctor Package Production
Sean McMillion Engineer
Cody Sciara Engineer
Trinidad James Composer
August Alsina Composer
Carlos Cahee Producer
Henry J. Lee II Executive Producer, Management
Eric Huson Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Donald Woodard Legal Counsel
Donald "D-Day" Albright Executive Producer, Management
Cassius J Producer
Kevin Harp Art Direction
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